The All India Liquid Bulk Importers and Exporters Association (AILBIEA) celebrated its 15th Anniversary with glittering presence of officials like Prakash Mehta, Najib Shah, Mrs. Shobha Chary and Corporate dignitaries like Padma Bhushan Adi Godrej, M.P. Taparia of Supreme Industries, Rupesh Aggarwal of HUL, Sudhir Malhotra of Aegis Logistics Ltd., Himanshu Sanghvi of Overseas Polymers Pvt. Ltd, and many other dignitaries. The highlight of this event was conferring lifetime achievement award on Nadir B. Godrej, MD-Godrej Industries Ltd., along with presentation of AILBIEA Stellar Awards 2016 to Star Performers.
On the receipt of award Nadir Godrej said, “AILBIEA under the leadership of Jayyannt Lapsiaa has played an excellent role in bringing together the trade, service providers and the government. It has been my pleasure to work hand in hand with AILBIEA to facilitate India’s global trade over the last twenty years. I am honoured to receive this award and I am sure that AILBIEA will continue to facilitate India’s global trade.”
AILBIEA, an association of traders, manufacturers, importers, exporters and service providers engaged in the business of liquid bulk, which has an whopping volume of 180-200 Million tons with a revenue of over Rs. 6.5 Lakh Crore, has called for an urgent need for various taxes and policies to be rationalized, with removal of antiquated policies and systems, as also for Mumbai and JNPT Ports to be modernized in order to make this industry a globally competitive one.
Padma Bhushan Adi Godrej, a captivating orator said, “India is a country with immense potential for growth and AILBIEA is playing a significant role from the front. Let us all work towards this metamorphosis of our nation, economy and international trade. The association also called for removal of operational constraints, stamp duty on transfer of shipping documents, rationalization and systemization of customs / excise procedure and a complete overhaul of the available infrastructure.”